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26/12/2013

A more healthy choice inside and accountable profit from outside

It is not easy to be a stand-up and coherent business enterprise these days which can face itself in the social mirror!!!

And if one thinks about this dilemma, it can help us to find the schizophrenic basis on which we try to build the economic science today!!!

 

Accountable profit can only come from "outside" it never can come from within. *

The biggest psychological challenge of this all is to accept that all this time we made ourselves something up, wich was based on nothing, a bureaucratic illusion to fool us all, especially ourselves!

 

 

* You always need someone/something on the "outside" to believe it. Profit by accounting is a conceptual construction that needs a context in wich people believe it is true but in reality there is no scientific basis.

21/12/2013

Vandana Shiva.... Growth = poverty

 

Ideas at the House (Sydney Australia)

 

Or as i wrote it in 2003/2004: Profit is equal to loss

 

ou en français: Profit égale Perte

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19/12/2013

You can't be neutral on a moving train (Howard Zinn)

Le nouveau film d’Olivier Azam et Daniel Mermet:

En préparation documentaire français Une histoire populaire américaine par les mutins des pangées

15/12/2013

The Festival of dangerous ideas 2013 (Sydney, Australia)

Some people are more equal then others by David Simon (the Wire).

12/10/2013

Nous sommes en train de derouler une tapis brune pour les extrémistes

Ce si est un fragment d'un documentaire de Konstantinos Georgousis sur l'aube doré parti politique d’extrême droit en Grèce. L'absence des politiques actuelles donne de plus en plus de l'espace aux extrémistes en Pays-Bas et en France en particulier. Même si je ne crois pas que Geert Wilders (au Pays-Bas) et Marine Le Pen ont un telle vulgarité que L’aube Doré en Grèce. Mais demandez-vous qu'est-il qui font faire quand ils auront le pouvoir et les attentes énormes parmi les peuples?

Ca va créé une chaos potentielle énorme et comment réagir sur cette chaos? Mettre l'ordre!!??? Ca va être encore pire que aujourd'hui!

 

Le philosophe Marcel Gauchet a dit récemment en Marianne:

« Hollande sait ou il va, mais ne veut pas nous le dire ».

 

Pour moi ce n'est pas nécessairement Wilders ou le Pen qui sont à l'origine de nos difficultés en société. Ils sont une symptôme potentiellement dévastatrice. L'observation de Marcel Gauchet montre subtilement l’absence d'un vraie projet commun, un projet dans laquelle nous pouvons se retrouver et contribuer. Mais nous sommes prisonnier d'une machine technocrate dans laquelle la marge de manœuvre est tellement petit. Un moindre changement donne déjà une cacophonie dans la soi-disant débat national. Dans ce contexte c'est peut être logique Hollande dit le moins possible pour ne pas alerter les chiens. Mais cette non-projet derrière le rideau est aussi un potentielle tapis brune pour une chaos de colère et frustration augmentant chaque jour. François Hollande si tu a confiance au Français fait un pas en avance en partager ton projet avec les français en libérée nous petit à petit du monde financier. C'est eux qui tire toujours au ficelles ploutocratique et pas toi en nous les français de toutes horizons : La démocratie intégré dans un état de droit, la vraie économie !

 

 

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01/09/2013

Words to the blind

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14/08/2013

The death of Emmett Till

Paroles de chanson
Bob Dylan - The Death Of Emmett Till


'Twas down in Mississippi not so long ago,
When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a
Southern door.
This boy's dreadful tragedy I can still remember well,
The color of his skin was black and his name was Emmett Till.

Some men they dragged him to a barn and there they beat him up.
They said they had a reason, but I disremember what.
They tortured him and did some evil things too evil to
repeat.
There was screaming sounds inside the barn, there was
laughing sounds out on the street.

Then they rolled his body down a gulf amidst a blood-red rain
And they threw him in the waters wide to cease his
screaming pain.
The reason that they killed him there, and I'm sure it
ain't no lie,
He was a black-skinned boy, so
he was born to die.

And then to stop the United States of yelling for a trial,
Two brothers they confessed that they had killed poor
Emmett Till.
But on the jury there were men who helped the brothers
commit this awful crime,
And so this trial was a mockery, but nobody seemed to mind.

I saw the morning papers but I could not bear to see
The smiling brothers walkin' down the courthouse stairs.
For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free,
While Emmett's body floats the foam of a Jim Crow southern sea.

If you can't speak out against this kind of thing, a crime
that's so unjust,
Your eyes are filled with dead men's dirt, your mind is
filled with dust.
Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and
your blood it must refuse to flow,
For you let this human race fall down so God-awful low!

This song is just a reminder to remind your fellow man
That this kind of thing still lives today in that
ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan.
But if all us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we
could give,
We could make this great land of ours a greater place to live.

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02/03/2013

The various layers of (legal) perception

évolution liberté 'Freedom' van Zenos Frudakis

"Freedom" by Zenos Frudakis

 

La version française se trouve ici

 

Application no. 17971/11 “Additional information” 17 March 2012 send to the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg

 

 

 

In legal terms, the following question is at the centre of this petition:

 

 

Was the tax assessment of income on interest in the 2007 corporation tax assessment justified?

 


 

 

Looking merely at the 1969 Dutch Corporation Tax Act, this tax assessment was fully justified. All involved, including myself, agree on this. In addition, the Netherlands court of appeal has indicated that relevant rulings of the European Court of Human Rights also premise that money is worth money in the form of interest.

 

Legally speaking, the Dutch proceedings were not really viable because the court is not permitted to test the corporation tax law against the constitution. For me this means that the essential separation of powers does not exist in the Netherlands, so that an independent administration of justice is virtually impossible. It is also important to note that the premise that money is worth money has become self-evident and is in fact embedded in the DNA of our politico-economic system and hence to an important degree also in people themselves. Calling this into question then feels like overthrowing the current system. It is important in this regard to note that it is precisely this artificial overthrowing of the system that I am actually attempting to call into question. ;-) This is a difficult paradox that emerges from this petition and for which we must make room in order to examine and assess this without prejudice. For me, rashly granting this petition would be just as disastrous as simply ignoring it.

 

This petition is attempting to uncover the injustice of the system of which we are all a part. It is therefore not directed against the Dutch state but against the system to which we have subjected ourselves, including the government. It is not about the question of who is to blame but about awakening the system in which we currently live. Only then will constructive and sustainable change be possible.


 

 

A society is based on agreements. One of these agreements is how our monetary system works.              

 

Exemple I

....Money exists not by nature but by law” (Aristotle, Ethics 1133)

 

 

Economists study the consequences of this agreement and base their scientific observations on it. A philosopher is someone who asks questions, and, in the proces sooner or later examines the agreement made and may bring it up for discussion. Economists do not readily do this, since it could expose the very basis of the science of economics to scrutiny, and the science may turn out not to be a science, but only a temporary assumption or agreement. .

 

 

Source: The political-economic Decoy, page 19, March 2004.

 

 

 

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02/11/2012

Law, ethics and the business world

 

I didn't look yet but the first speaker is rather naïve on how "business" (also) functions. Maybe Tocqueville maybe of interest for him ;)

But the subject in itself is from utmost importance!!! For business it will be very difficult to see and admit that they are in fact the roots who nourishes the so much by entrepreneurs detested bureaucracy.

I hope one day the businessworld will start to see this and smiles to themselves in solving one of the most destructive paradoxes of our present time. 

 

Course given by Paul Jorion "Stewardship of Finance"

28/10/2012

Who owns the world? by Noam Chomsky